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Arditti 2: Lines
Works by Hans Thomalla, Isabel Mundry and Peter Ruzicka

Sun 22 July 2018, 11.00
Lichtenbergschule (Große Sporthalle)

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Hans Thomalla: Air for violin solo (2018)  – World Premiere / Commission of the Darmstadt Summer Course
Isabel Mundry: Linien. Zeichnungen (1999, 2004)
Peter Ruzicka: „… POSSIBLE-A-CHAQUE-INSTANT“ – 7th string quartet (2017)

The history of the Arditti Quartet is closely bound up with that of the Darmstadt Summer Course. Ever since the quartet opened the 1982 Summer Course with works by Luigi Nono, Brian Ferneyhough, Peter Michael Braun, Sylvano Bussotti and Vic Hoyland, it has guested in Darmstadt to this day – with the exception of a single year, 1998. The list of premieres and performances of works and composers from widely diverging contexts is long. In 2018 too the quartet will return to Darmstadt – with a residency encompassing three concerts during the middle weekend of the festival. The programs present the wide aesthetic and interpretational spectrum of the Arditti Quartet. The residency will kick off with a piece presented as recently as the beginning of this year, the six-movement version of Pierre Boulez’ Livre pour quatuor in the completed version by Philippe Manoury and Jean-Louis Leleu. With music by Peter Ruzicka, Isabel Mundry, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Ashley Fure (Kranichstein Music Prize Winner 2014), two solos by Hans Thomalla (for Irvine Arditti) and Brian Ferneyhough (for Lucas Fels) and a premiere by James Clarke, the ensemble will finally venture into unexpected terrain with a quartet version of Julius Eastman’s Evil Nigger.


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